Abundance and Sustainability
A radical approach to activism
Using sustainability as a keyhole to the future, the Abundance Manifesto proposes that the fulfillment of the great goal of Peace and Prosperity is assured when enough of us start by living now the same manifesto that must needs sustain it at fulfillment.
This will take a new kind of citizen, a new kind of food system, and a new understanding of the principles of sustainability – all interlocked as a framework of mutual responsibility, and self-organisation through principled critique.
It suggests that we need to consider how to shift the axis around which the process of environmental destruction actually revolves...
Trapped here in this bankosphere which requires that we must pay to live, the urgency of scarcity is a treadmill that drives our felt need to ‘get ahead’. And so we deny ourselves the garden of life by destroying it.
The Abundance Manifesto is neither politics nor religion. It is a self-critical tool that can be applied to all agendas. It encourages social morality as personal self-interest through rational reflection rather than as anticipation of karmic consequence in the near- or here-after, nor the usual moralisms.
It proposes that everything necessary for peaceful prosperity; social justice; food security; personal health and happiness is embodied here in the following enquiry…
“What are the things I can do, which no matter how much I continue doing them, and however many others do the same, the benefits only increase for everyone, indefinitely?”